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Fairview Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 530 students

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Posted September 23, 2013

Outstanding and dedicated professionals. So many teachers "own" their students and their well-being. There is so much potential for this school and community. Although it has not yet arrived at that potential, it is well on its way! I would not mind at all if my child attended this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2008

My children have only been at this school for about eight months, and I am extremely dissapointed with the staff at this school. Roanoke City schools have never impressed me but this is by far the worst school yet. The staff are very unprofessional. I have had several meetings with the asst principle and with my childrens teachers about issues, and I feel that they could care less. My son does not get the help he needs, my daughter gets bullied constantly and the teachers never correct any of the other children as far as I know, yet they are quick to jump at my daughter for anything they feel she says is wrong. I can't wait for the day I am able to pull or transfer my children out of that school. I would not recommend Fairview to anyone! Pros: NONE Cons: Uncaring staff, Issues do not get resolved
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students74%
Male students76%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students72%
Female students63%
Male students85%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students82%
Female students76%
Male students89%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students76%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students84%
Female students87%
Male students80%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students70%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students74%
Male students55%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students71%
Female students67%
Male students74%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students46%
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students76%
Female students81%
Male students71%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Accredited with Warning".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. April Plympton

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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648 Westwood Blvd NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Phone: (540) 853-2978

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